43 Facts About Adrian Beltre

1. Adrian Beltre should be nicknamed "Interrobang", is what I'm saying.

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2. Adrian Beltre signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers when he was just 15 years old.

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3. Through the end of the 2017 campaign, Adrian Beltre has been a four-time All-Star, five-time Gold Glove Award winner, and four-time Silver Slugger Award winner.

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4. Adrian Beltre debuted with the Dodgers in the 1998 season at age 19.

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5. Adrian Beltre broke into the majors four years after the Dodgers signed him as a pubescent phenom who had yet completed high school.

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6. Adrian Beltre debuted in 1998 with the Los Angeles Dodgers as a 19-year-old.

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7. Adrian Beltre called it a career on Tuesday after 21 MLB seasons.

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8. Adrian Beltre broke in with the Dodgers as a teenager in 1998 and played in Los Angeles for seven seasons.

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9. Adrian Beltre announces his retirement after a 21-year MLB career.

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10. Adrian Beltre announced his retirement on Tuesday after 21 seasons in the league.

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11. Adrian Beltre retires after 21 MLB seasons and 3,166 hits.

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12. Adrian Beltre retired on Tuesday with 3,166 hits, 477 home runs, 1,707 RBI and a lifetime.

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13. At the age of 19, Adrian Beltre broke into the majors with the Dodgers in 1998, playing seven seasons there before signing with the Seattle Mariners prior to the 2005 season.

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14. Adrian Beltre made nearly $220 million in salary during his MLB tenure from 1998 through 2018.

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15. Adrian Beltre played five seasons for the Seattle Mariners and one season for the Boston Red Sox.

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16. Adrian Beltre debuted with the Dodgers at the age of 19 years, 78 days and went on to play for the Mariners, Red Sox and of course Rangers.

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17. Adrian Beltre has been tormenting pitchers for the better part of the last two decades, but after 21 years in Major League Baseball, he will torment them no more.

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18. Adrian Beltre announces his retirement from baseball after 21-year career.

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19. Adrian Beltre entered the league in 1998 and played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox and Rangers.

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20. Adrian Beltre does not like to have his head touched.

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21. Adrian Beltre lamented leaving Los Angeles, despite the upward trajectory of his career.

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22. Adrian Beltre spent the first seven years of his career with the Dodgers, but he finished with eight seasons in Texas.

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23. Adrian Beltre once borrowed groundskeeping equipment in order to avoid Gatorade baths.

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24. Adrian Beltre hit for the cycle three times: in 2008 with the Mariners, and in 2012 and 2015 with the Rangers.

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25. Adrian Beltre will be eligible for the Hall of Fame five years from now.

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26. Adrian Beltre was only 15 when he first signed with the Dodgers as an amateur free agent in July 1994.

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27. Adrian Beltre finishes third in career WAR among third basemen, behind only Mike Schmidt and Eddie Mathews.

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28. Adrian Beltre was a big brother to Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus.

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29. Adrian Beltre began his Rangers career as a decent second option.

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30. Adrian Beltre is known for his dislike of anyone touching the top of his head, which teammates have done frequently, especially Elvis Andrus.

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31. On November 20, 2018, Adrian Beltre announced his retirement with the Rangers.

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32. Adrian Beltre made his 2017 debut on May 29 versus the Tampa Bay Rays, batting fourth.

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33. With this hit, Adrian Beltre became the 39th player in Major League history to reach the milestone.

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34. On July 2, 2016, Adrian Beltre became the 28th player all time to amass 10,000 career at-bats.

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35. On June 24, 2014, Adrian Beltre singled off Drew Smyly of the Detroit Tigers for his 2,500th career hit, and the first hit of a 4-for-4 game.

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36. Adrian Beltre hit safely in all six games with two or more hits four times.

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37. On January 5, 2011, Adrian Beltre signed a five-year, $80 million contract with a vesting option for $16 million for the 2016 season with the Texas Rangers.

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38. Adrian Beltre led the Majors in doubles, with 49.

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39. On January 7, 2010, Adrian Beltre signed a one-year, $9 million deal with the Boston Red Sox, which had a $5 million player option for 2011 with a $1 million buyout.

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40. On September 1, 2008, Adrian Beltre hit for the cycle, at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, becoming the fourth Mariner to do so.

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41. In 2004, Adrian Beltre had a breakout season in which he established a number of career highs, including leading MLB with 48 home runs.

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42. At the end of the 1998 season, Adrian Beltre finished with 13 errors at third base while batting.

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43. Adrian Beltre was the second to last active player to have played in the 1990s and former Rangers teammate Bartolo Colon is the only active player left holding this feat.

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